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Synonyms for dial

the marked outer surface of an instrument

Synonyms

to communicate with (someone) by telephone

Synonyms for dial

the face of a timepiece

the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning

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the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments

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a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called

operate a dial to select a telephone number

choose by means of a dial

References in classic literature ?
This dial hanging in front of us indicates the speed of the Nautilus.
I set the pointer here upon the right-hand dial which represents the eastern hemisphere of Barsoom, so that the point rests upon the exact latitude and longitude of Helium.
When the winding was completed the Russian set a pointer upon a small dial at the side of the clockwork, then he replaced the cover upon the black box, and returned the entire machine to its hiding-place in the table.
To test the intensity of the light whose nature and cause he could not determine, he took out his watch to see if he could make out the figures on the dial.
But if I yield to it, the moment my eyes rest upon the dial I am filled with a mysterious apprehension--a sense of imminent calamity.
One after another the precious hours, pregnant with the issues of life and death, followed each other on the dial.